North Caldwell, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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North Caldwell, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of North Caldwell had a population of 6,651 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for North Caldwell is located at latitude 40.8645 and longitude -74.26 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of North Caldwell (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 453 feet.

The Borough of North Caldwell (GNIS ID: 878839) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with North Caldwell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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North Caldwell, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,651
Population in Households 6,651
Population in Familes 6,247
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,209
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 2,246
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 1,950
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,301 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,161 (93.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 85 ( 3.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 ( 2.4%)
Median Home Value $821,189
Average Home Value $832,971


Median Household Income $163,906
Average Household Income $236,786
Per Capita Income $79,961
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.17% 1.05%
Households 1.14% 1.0%
Families 1.11% 1.01%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

North Caldwell, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Caldwell to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 218 60th
Population Density1 # 309 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 376 31st
Median Household Income # 11 98th
Per Capita Income # 9 99th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.